Inmate beaten in jail files lawsuit against Shelby County


SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Shelby County inmate alleges in a lawsuit that a deputy jailer ordered inmates to beat him because he had dated the deputy’s wife.

The Courier-Journal ( reports that Joshua Reece filed the lawsuit against the county and several Shelby County Detention Center employees on Thursday.

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The lawsuit alleges that deputy jailer William Anthony Carey directed inmates to beat him for hours. It also says Reece wasn’t immediately taken for medical treatment after the attack and that the nurses at the jail generally ignored his pleas for treatment.

Reece says he suffered multiple fractures to the head and eventually underwent corrective surgery.

Carey’s lawyer, Nathan Riggs, did not respond to a request for comment from the newspaper.

Shelby County Attorney Hart Megibben says he didn’t know about the case.


Information from: The Courier-Journal,


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